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Atlantia LoP dated 2018-10-16

Unto Cian Triton and the Atlantian College of Heralds, Greetings!

Herein for your perusal and commentary are items received up until October 15. Commentary on this Letter will close on November 15.

1: Alianora Macausland -New Name & New Device

Argent ermined purpure, a compass rose purpure and on a chief wavy azure, three estoiles argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Alianora is found in Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames Part Two: The Names A-G by Talan Gwynek at http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyAG.html under the heading Eleanor < Provençal Aliénor, a form of Ellen. [Ellenor] dated to 1428 (W)

Macausland--Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland p.455 MACAUSLAN states "It may have been a Macauslan who killed the duke of Clarence at the battle of Beaurge in 1421 - Alexander Macausland (Book of Pluscardyn)."

Consulting Herald: Ragnar Red Shark


2: Alika Korp af Vigh -Resub Name & Resub Device

Quarterly gules and argent a raven sable close.

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Client requests authenticity for 1300s Norse.
Meaning (Raven of Battle) most important.

Alika: http://arkiv.sprakochfolkminnen.se/marshal_oais/view/isof/namn/nau/smp/smp-sok/Inl%3%A5nat/Osammansa tt/Kvinnonamn/Alika.%20Aleka/Alika.pdf (Alikade Bugløsu 1329)

Korp: "Raven" and Vig: "Battle" both from http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONNames_and_Gods.shtml (Feminine)

Consulting Herald: Eoin Sea Castle

Submission History:

This is a resubmission after the July 2018 Kingdom return of "Alia Vígakorpr":

This name must be returned for violation of SENA PN.2.C.2.b, which

states that in order to combine two regional naming groups in a

single name, ". The name mixes name phrases from two regional

naming groups that are listed in Appendix C as combinable and

those name phrases are dated to within 300 years of one another."

The submitted name combines a 16th-century English given name with a constructed

Old Norse byname. Per SENA Appendix C, English and Scandinavian name elements

are only compatible until 1100CE.

This is a resubmission after the July 2018 Kingdom return of "Quarterly gules and argent, a Norse raven sable rising displayed":

:The device must be returned because the name is being returned, and all armory must have a name with which to be associated. On resubmission, we recommend redrawing the raven in a more common period heraldic style, to improve chances of registration."


3: Eadyth Woderose -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2016, via Atlantia.

Sable, a pomegranate proper crowned with a coronet Or pearled argent.

Consulting Herald: Eoin Sea Castle


4: Eiríkr Gylðir Grímsson -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Old Norse for Eric the wolf son of Grimr) most important.
Culture most important.

Eiríkr: Geirr Bassi, p. 9, under Masculine Names says Eiríkr occurs 12 times.

gylðir: a Norse descriptive byname meaning "wolf" or "howler," gylðir

found in Geirr Bassi, p. 22 Capitalization based on April 2012 LoAR Cover Letter Norse Capitalization section (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/04/12-04cl.html). Lowercase is acceptable to submitter.

Grímsson: The name Grímr can be found in Bassi, p. 10. On Bassi, p. 17, we find the correct formation of the patronymic from [Grímr] is [Grímsson]. Use whichever form of "Grimsson" or "Grímsson" to comply with the "all accents or none" requirement.

The patronymic formation is shown in "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html; where it is shown that a father's given name ending in -mr (Grímr) would generate the patronymic "Grímsson" for a male child, by dropping the "r" and adding "-sson."

SENA Appendix A lists options of: given+by, given+descriptive+pat, or given+pat+descriptive as patterns for Scandinavian names. Submitter prefers Given+Descriptive+Patronymic.

Consulting Herald: Genevieve d'Aquitaine


5: Esme Bramley -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2017, via Atlantia.

Sable, in saltire two double-pointed knitting needles, overall a drop spindle argent.

Consulting Herald: Alisoun Metron Ariston


6: Kathall Ragison -New Device

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Per saltire, argent and azure, a phonix gules rising from flame propers and on a chief rayony azure three bottlenose dolphins argent.

Consulting Herald: Ragnar Red Shark


7: Laurell Hannon -New Name

Client requests authenticity for Irish.

Hannon: Thomas Hannon, male, Christen on 26 Jan 1545 Batch #C04825-1 Family Search

Laurell: Laurell Street, married 13 Feb 1618, Devon England Batch M050598-1

Note: submitter would like Laurel Hannon if it can be documented.

Consulting Herald: Seraphina Ragged Staff


8: Mardoll Kettlinger -Resub Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Mardoll is found in Family Search Historical Records

Elizabeth Mardoll, female, christened on 01 Mar 1593 in Shephall, Hertford, England. Batch # C16353-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NK28-L2G

In late period English, Surnames can be used as given names

Kettlinger is found in Family Search Historical Records

Philipp Kettlinger, male, born in 1614 and died in 26 Aug 1708, Batch # B00824-8 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J4W1-9JB

Consulting Heralds: Lilie Pantheon and Seraphina Ragged Staff

This is a resubmission from the July 2018 Laurel return of Mardoll Kettlingr Hakonardottir:

Precedent states that Mardǫll (here simplified as Mardoll) cannot be registered because it was a unique name used only by the goddess Freyja. On the November 2008 Letter of Acceptances and Returns, we returned the name Mardöll Vilhjálmsdóttir, explaining:

This is returned for using a unique, fictional name. The given name was documented, as Mardǫll, from Geirr Bassi, The Old Norse Name. Fause Losenge says of this entry:

Unfortunately, Geirr was a bit overenthusiastic when he included <Mardo,ll> in his pamphlet: E.H. Lind, Norsk-Isländska Dopnamn ock Fingerade Namn från Medeltiden (Uppsala & Leipzig: 1905-1915, sup. Oslo, Uppsala and Kobenhavn: 1931) s.n. <Mardo,ll> notes that this is a fictitious, invented name found in the Prose Edda. It's used in Chapter 35 of the section known as 'Gylfaginning' as an alternative name for the goddess Freyja. . . Besides references to Freyja Lind notes only a single reference to a <Mardo,ll Gríms dóttir>, who, he says, is probably fictional, a character invented by the composer of 'Brandkrossa þáttr'.

Lacking evidence that Mardǫll was used by real people in our period or that it was used in period literature as the name of a human woman, it is not registerable. [11/2008 LoAR, R-Middle]

No new data has come to light concerning this name. Unlike some names from the eddas and sagas, such as Dagný, we do not have evidence that the name Mardǫll began being used by real people in period. Accordingly, we have no grounds for overturning the November 2008 precedent and, for that reason, this name is returned.


9: Raven's Cove, Barony of -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2011, via Atlantia.

Order of the Zephyr of Raven's Cove

Zephyr is a heraldic charge. It listed as a type of Wind in the Pic Dic 3rd Edition. The "zephyr", an androgynous youth http://mistholme.com/dictionary/wind/

Raven's Cove, Barony of

This branch-name was registered in July of 2011 (via Atlantia).

Heraldic charge is pattern found in "Medieval Secular Order Names: Standard Forms of Order Names"

by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Siren Herald http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html#CourtlyCharge

Adding branch name clears conflict with House Zephyr registered to Alicia of Dunbar in Feb 2006.

Consulting Herald: Bun'ya Chako


10: Vigdisu in Gylðir -New Name & New Device

purpure three wolves courant in annulo, a bordure argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for language and/or culture.

Vígdís: The first element Víg- is identical to Old Icelandic víg, "battle, strife." For the second element -dís see above. Appears as both the name of a human woman in Landnámabók and as the name of one of the valkyries. In Laxdæla saga(c. 1245) Vígdís Hallsteinsdóttir is the wife of Víga-Hrappr("Killer-Hrappr"), while Vígdís Ingjaldsdóttir is the granddaughter of Óláfr feilan ("wolf-cub") and wife of Þórðr goddi. A short-form for names in -dís is Dísa.

http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml#v

gylðir: howler, wolf found at Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman)

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html

Consulting Herald: Ragnar Red Shark


11: Wilhelmina Honich -New Name

No major changes.

Wilhelmina: WILHELMINA HELMUNDT; Female; Christening Date: 09 Feb 1592; Dittingheim, Mosbach, Baden; Batch: C95863-1 Family search

Honich: Birth Date 07 Aug 1586

Birth Year 1586

Birthplace Fahrenbach, Baden, Germany

Christening Place Lohrbach, Baden, Germany Family Search Indexing Project (Batch) Number C93565-2

Consulting Herald: Ragnar Red Shark


In service to College and Kingdom,

Beatrice Golden Dolphin


OSCAR counts 7 Names, 1 Order Name, 5 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 14 items submitted on this letter.